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Carnivalism Podcast No.19 – Drum & Bass Special

A slight change of tack for this episode as we showcase some Drum & Bass predominantly from the record label Hospital records.

Now if  you think that D&B is not your cup of tea, please bare with me, I can assure you it has come a long way from its hardcore junglistic origins that some might consider too niche for their ears. The sophistication of production, use of melody etc. has repositioned its place within dance music. This podcast is a reflection of that melodic, intellegent side of Drum & Bass that I am attracted to.

The South London record label Hospital was founded in 1996 by Tony Colman and Chris Goss whom had both been working together previously on house music projects.

A majority of the tracks stem from the Sick Music Compilation that was released towards the middle of last year. A collection of tracks that typify the soulful, uplifting style of D&B that Hospital champions. Tony Colman (AKA London Elektricity) presents the pretty much weekly Hospital records podcast (already on its 128th episode) that is a good barometer of the genre’s current direction. Failing that, you can always have a giggle at Tony’s witty (if a little) opinionated rants that regularly take over his broadcasts.

Danny Byrd’s Ill Behaviour recently graced the top 40 and hit a score Radio One playlists, this in addition to performing on Pete Tong’s Essential Mix can only confirm the healthy state of D&B today.

We also tip a hat to the old skool in the form of Danny Break’s Droppin’ Science Volume One, updated by Logistics, and a release from the Metalheadz label with Spectrasoul’s Guardian. Metalheadz was formed 2 years before Hospital by Goldie and Kemistry & Storm and includes artists such as Adam FGrooveriderPhotek.

TRACKLISTING

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TRACKLISTING
  1. Hear me Scream – Muffler
  2. Mr.Resident – Syncopix
  3. Balaclava In My System – Nu:Tone
  4. Ill Behaviour – Danny Byrd feat. I-Kay
  5. Snow – Seba
  6. Screen In Motion – Luca
  7. Fired Up – Friction & K-Tee
  8. Paint in Black – Sigma
  9. My Chauffeur – Dan Habarnam
  10. Empty Streets – Cyantific
  11. Black Diamonds – Sinistarr & Kiat
  12. Volume 1 (Logistics Remix) – Danny Breaks
  13. Guardian (Original Mix) – SpectraSoul
  14. Different – MRSA
  15. Organic – The Burbs


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